You've heard or will hear one of our Outreach Priests. Learn more about Cross Catholic Outreach and our ministry to bless poor families with life-changing aid and spiritual hope.

Help the poor and their communities around the world.

Cross Catholic Outreach shares the hope and good news of the Gospel alongside our social work in order to see the Holy Spirit’s transformative power. Around the world and with your help, we bring food, watershelter, educationorphan supportmedical careelderly caremicroenterprise, and disaster relief to the poorest of the poor.

Change Lives Forever

Cross Catholic Outreach effectively multiplies the power of your contribution to make a lasting difference.



poor children


Can help provide lifesaving medical care


Can help sponsor a self-help project to empower families


Can help supply clean water for an entire community


Can help build a multi-room home for a poor family

Our Global Impact

Discover how God’s grace is working through his people.

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Give Hope Where It’s Needed Most

Empower our ministry partners who bring the love of Christ around the globe.

You Are in Our Prayers

Cross Catholic Outreach’s staff prays daily for friends of the ministry. Click below to submit your specific prayer intentions.

Our Catholic Identity

Cross Catholic Outreach is overseen by U.S. bishops and supported by local bishops in the developing world.

From left to right: Bishop Alfred A. Schlert, Diocese of Allentown, PA; Bishop Carl A. Kemme, Diocese of Wichita, KS; Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, Diocese of Tyler, TX; Jim J. Cavnar, President, Cross Catholic Outreach; Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, Diocese of Mobile, AL; Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, Diocese of San Francisco, CA; Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, Diocese of Harrisburg, PA; Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Diocese of St. Louis, MO; Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito, Diocese of Palm Beach, FL.

Change Even More Lives

Giving monthly is a small way to have a big impact. Your regular support empowers our ministry to respond to urgent needs and fulfill our long-term projects across the world.

Become a monthly donor today and experience the joy of impacting lives every month.

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Cross Catholic Outreach

Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2022, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.